8.2.13

south beach: parisian







Post cards from Florida: hot sunny day, in my parents' car on Collins Avenue with my English husband, past and present and maybe future, blending in the hot sun. Memories of being a child with my friends, singing Beatles songs, dreaming of marrying a Beatle someday (and instead, bizarrely, meeting someone in NY - my future husband - who more resembled a Stone. Jaggeresque).

So my new (old) camera - the first model of the Canon EOS, 12 years old, Vintage Digital - which said husband had bought before my Canon died - is now starting to feel like my own. Shooting from the window, took maybe 30 shots that day, and all but a few are post-worthy. Only got one 'street style' shot - the girl on the top.

These are the colours I will bring back to London. I'm really into black and neon at the moment: a black long sleeved tee with tan hot pants, neon orange gel sandals and hot pink nails and toes - black is really popping in this light. But when I'm back in London, I'm planning to wear all pastels and white: powder blue turtle neck, white jeans. Bring a bit of sunshine back with me.

5 comments:

Mat said...

nice to know you're finally getting to grips with the new camera. we could do with some sun yes, some heat even more so

polka dot said...

Thanks, Matt! Sending you some warmth in my head. A friend just said the daffodils are up already in London. Can't believe it- in early February???

Anonymous said...

lovely.....j ill......xoxo......nedra

ODYSSEY said...

Cool pics. Love Collins Ave. More, please! :)

polka dot said...

Thanks Odyssey! So many more: I'm more into architecture now, and will gladly post some and dedicate them to you.